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Kim Jong-un missing for 3 weeks, suffering undisclosed illness

Ill, on holidays, addicted to cheese or suffering gout, conspiracy theories abound in the closed state
By: Ben Gourlay | Celebrities & Entertainment News | Posted: Sep 29, 2014 2:23 am

The leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un has not been seen at official events or on state television for three weeks, with the latter confirming the Supreme Leader is suffering "discomfort".




According to a source outside the secretive state, Jong-un is speculated to be suffering from gout, a build up of uric acid that overwhelming strikes older people, leading to joint inflammation. Jong-un's poor diet would seem to be a culprit in this instance. However, the absence of official word has led to other speculation that a power struggle is afoot, or that he's simply on holidays.




The UK newspaper The Mirror has also helpfully posited that Jong-un has become addicted to Swiss cheese. Such is the craziness of North Korea.

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